By Tim Sanders:
Velazquez: painting the life of the Spanish empire
The current exhibition at the National Gallery in London is the most comprehensive ever staged, and offers a stunning insight into the artist and his world.
Velazquez was born in 1599 to a wealthy family with claims to the minor nobility in the then fabulously wealthy city of Seville.
As well as being the provincial capital of Andalusia, Seville was at the centre of the silver trade from the richest of Spain’s American colonies.
Strike at National Gallery: here.
“Portrait of a Man” by Velázquez restored: here.
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